“The gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere due to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants.”-Apple Dictionary
I think that global warming is another issue for people to get all worked up over and to fight about. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t believe that it exist or that I think that we should limit the amount of nonrenewable resources we use. Maybe it’s the hippie side of me but I think that we should take better care of our Earth. During sixth grade my science teacher showed us a video on the advancement science has made in respect towards alternative sources of fuels using algae. That was 5 years ago, research and experiments have advanced from the beginning stages and there is a fully functioning form of algae fuels that could be mass produced and used to run cars, machines, and virtually anything that fossil fuels and gasoline power now. To ignore this kind of advancement is ridiculous and to say that it’s too costly to invest in other forms of fuels is absurd. Billions of wasted dollars from the current president AND the previous one have shown that no cost is too high. In the long run mass producing these alternatives would be cheaper not only for the government but for the people as well.
By using nonrenewable resources we are not only hurting future generations we are hurting ourselves. It’s predicted that by 2020 a global decline in oil will start to take effect; that’s exactly one decade away and I plan on still being alive ten years from now. Not to mention that gaping holes in the ozone layer are effecting the world now, due to the fact that pollutants in the atmosphere are wearing away a necessary protection from the sun. If the mass production of algae fuels doesn’t interest people there is also hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen fuel is currently the fuel source for people who have had the technology installed into their cars; it’s also produced and sold in Greenland for people to use in their cars. Which means that hydrogen fuel is not only supposed to work, it actually does. These alternatives to the gas we use now have now not only produce nearly 97% less pollution than the products we use now but they’re cheaper and they’re renewable. Renewable meaning it can be created again, and again, and again, and again.
The Earth is not only our home but it’s home to nearly 5 million other creatures and plants and possibly 50 million more depending on the creatures and plants that have yet to be described and discovered. Global warming is real in the sense that the world is changing due to the greenhouse effect. This means that the weather changes drastically all over the world to either hot or cold extremes. The presences of atmospheric weirdness can’t be denied especially with the kind of weather that’s recently been experienced. Something must be done about protecting the Earth from even more damage, it’s the very least we can do.